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  • June 22, 2015

    Ob-gyns Warn Against Marijuana Use for Pregnant Women

    Washington, DC— Although roughly half of female marijuana users continue to use during pregnancy, evidence suggests that the drug may have a negative impact on fetal neurodevelopment. This is why in a Committee Opinion issued today, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is calling for ob-gyns to urge their patients who are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy to discontinue marijuana use.

  • June 4, 2015

    Leading Health Organizations Launch State-Based Care Programs Through the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health

    Washington, DC – The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) – a four-year national program led by the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care – is now accepting applications from state programs interested in enrolling in efforts to reduce maternal complications associated with labor and delivery.

  • May 19, 2015

    Christopher M. Zahn, MD, Appointed Vice President for Practice for The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Washington, DC—The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) today announced that Christopher M. Zahn, MD, has assumed the role of Vice President of Practice Activities. In joining ACOG, Dr. Zahn replaces Gerald F. Joseph, Jr. MD, who has transitioned to the role of Vice President for Fellowship.

  • May 8, 2015

    ACOG Elects New Officers

    San Francisco — Today, The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) announced the election of Thomas Gellhaus, MD, of Iowa City, IA as President Elect; Ted Anderson, MD, PhD, of Nashville, TN as Treasurer; Wilma I. Larsen, MD of Temple, TX, as Fellow-at-Large; and Tamara HelferMD of Champaign, IN, as Young Physician-at-Large. They will assume their respective offices on May 6, 2015.

  • May 6, 2015

    Mark S. DeFrancesco, MD, Becomes 66th President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Today, Mark Stephen DeFrancesco, MD, of Cheshire, Connecticut, became the 66th president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), based in Washington, DC. In assuming this role, Dr. DeFrancesco also became president of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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